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The Milky Way by k-n-8 The Milky Way by k-n-8
The Milky Way.
Taken near the VLA in New Mexico. This location is perfect because of it's lack of light pollution. In places this dark the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye & actually looks like clouds building on the horizon as it rises out of the east.
This is how a cameras sensor records the night sky after a 30 second exposure. Minimal adjustment but this is not "photoshopped". It's God's awesome work, how we were meant to see it :)
Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16mm
30 Seconds f/2.8 ISO 3200
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Clockspur Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOOOOOH....:D
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virnagray Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photograph:)
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Steve2277 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
very impressive knate
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Spectacular! :heart:
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Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just recently started my attempt at astrophotography. I want to ask, I love how you have the tree's silhouette here, and I wonder how you got it to stay dark. When I try to put trees or something into the foreground for a bit of framing, in the dark, it gives everything cept the sky a yellow tint? Any advice on how to get rid of that?
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SoulsLastSanctuary Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You honestly make me want to try my hand at Night photography man. Buddy lives in the perfect spot :)
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly spectacular! And thank you for including the camera names in the description! I'm looking for a new camera, and it helps to see what kind of look different cameras give. Awesome job! :D
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Nanah66 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work, beautiful photo!
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been trying to get some night shots. Thanks for explaining in your artist comments what you did to acchieve this image. Did you experience "star movement" during this? I tried taking a shot and either my hand shook the camera just enough when I pushed the shutter button, or within the 25-30 seconds the shutter was open, the earth moved juuuuust enough? :lol: I got stars alright, different colors. But there was a little "jump" like the stars moved. My error?
Any advice appreciated. If I could get photos 1/1000 of this quality I'd be happy :blushes:
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Photographer
Fantastically artistic and beautiful!
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous photo! :D
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In-Via Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. God. One of my biggest dreams is to see sth like this in real. Sooooo freaking beautiful!
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow!! VERY nice shot!!! :clap: What an amazing photo!!! I've never tried my ISO at 3200 yet. Check out one of MY night shots...obviously not as good as YOURS, but here's one of mine ---> [link] I have others along with this in my gallery...see what you think. =)
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AJHege Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
I submitted your Beautiful Photo to EarthGaia: [link]
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
your beautiful art is featured [link] I hope you like it :)
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pacmangeek Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the exposure was only 30 seconds?
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yep. at ISO 3200 and almost a complete lack of light pollution the Milky Way is easily visible and this is how a camera;s sensor records it :)
If you're ever looking for dark skies check out this map: [link]
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pacmangeek Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i see, but how did you manage to focus in the dark?
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jdsh4d0w Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
just point the camera to the most shining star and focus it manually.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Where was this taken at? Very beautiful shot BTW...
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! This way taken in the Plains of San Agustin between Magdalena and Datil, New Mexico. Pretty much the middle of nowhere ;) i'm only a few miles east of the VLA (Very Large Array) where the filmed parts of the movie Contact.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome! When I move back to the States I'll have to see about doing a trip to NM for some nightscapes... :)
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elysabet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
waw...
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augenweide Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
than you!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Knate...
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Borymir Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
The only flaw of this picture is that it is not mine :-)
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Absolutely terrific shot!
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! glad you like it
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
You are most welcome
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Wayman Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent capture :)
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Photographer
Great exposure and composition :-)
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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einhajar12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Artist
beautyfull!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Stunning capture! :clap:
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SylverRaptor Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Simply superb!
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k-n-8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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SylverRaptor Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome:)
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300S
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Apr 28, 2012, 3:07:12 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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